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Hella Haasse

Hélène "Hella" Serafia Haasse was a Dutch writer, often referred to as "the Grand Old Lady" of Dutch literature, and whose novel Oeroeg was a staple for generations of Dutch schoolchildren. Her internationally acclaimed magnum opus is "Heren van de Thee", translated to "The Tea Lords". In 1988 Haasse was chosen to interview the Dutch Queen for her 50th birthday after which celebrated Dutch author Adriaan van Dis called Haasse "the Queen... Read More

BornHélène Serafia Haasse
2 February 1918
Batavia, Dutch East Indies
Died29 September 2011 (aged 93)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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